Michael Boss’ Reverence at MHC Gallery
Winnipeg artist (and previous subject of the Uniter’s Whose House feature) Michael Boss’ new show Reverence begins its run at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery on Jan. 25. The show features a variety of works focusing on the dual (and seemingly incongruous) imagery of both religious icons and motorcycles. The show runs until March 9 at MHC Gallery, located at the Canadian Mennonite University (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.).
Intimate Apparel at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
New York playwright Lynn Nottage is the first and only woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre’s production of her play Intimate Apparel will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 10 at the Berney Theatre (123 Doncaster St.). The play, which focuses on a Black seamstress sewing “intimate apparel” for a variety of clients in 1905 New York, is based on the life of Nottage’s grandmother. Student tickets are $15.
Tough Love with Jennifer Smith
MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art)’s Tough Love is a group that gives artists of all genders the opportunity to have their work critiqued and discussed by art professionals and to talk about art issues with peers. This month’s guest critic, Jennifer Smith, is a Métis curator, writer and arts administrator. The event takes place on Jan. 30 at MAWA (611 Main St.) at 6:30 p.m. To register, email Adriana at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Tough Love 2019” in the subject line.
Winnipeg Film Group Members’ Screening
On Jan. 30, the Winnipeg Film Group will host two programs of short films created by its member filmmakers. This will be the perfect opportunity for interested Winnipeggers to see new work from some of the city’s most promising emerging directors, including previous Uniter 30 Favourite Local Filmmakers like Kayla Jeanson and Ryan Steel. Both programs will take place at Cinematheque, with the first starting at 7 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m. Admission to each is $6. There will be an afterparty at Cordova Tapas and Wine (93 Albert St.).
Book launch for Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice
On Jan. 26, the McNally Robinson at Grant Park will host the Winnipeg launch of author Kent Roach’s new book Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Coulton Boushie Case. His book examines the miscarriage of justice that occurred when white farmer Stanley was aquitted of the murder of 22-year-old Cree man Boushie. Roach is the Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The event starts at 7 p.m.
Metalfest fundraiser, with ridiculously niche tributes!
To raise money for the upcoming Manitoba Metalfest, the Park Theatre will host a fundraiser show that will be of particular interest to metal nerds and heavy music enthusiasts. At 9 p.m. on Jan. 25, three bands will take the stage performing as tribute groups to influential metal acts, including goth legends Type O Negative (as performed by the appropriately named Typo Negative), Swedish doom metal pioneers Candlemass (performed by Bewitched) and metalcore superstars Killswitch Engage (performed by Willswitch Engage). Tickets are $10.